Fronting up the pain
“Arghhh! That knee pain is getting worse! Feck off!” “Ignore it, it will pass…” “This tendonitis is getting worse!” “Not cramping again?!” These are all inner thoughts most of us runners will have had. Your instinct is to resist the pain. To fight it. Surely that will make it go yes? Another technique is to […] Keep reading »
Whooah, we’re halfway there – and some!
#Run1000Miles Challenge going superbly well! You may remember that Trail Running magazine Editor Claire said #Run1000Miles was about all participants having “their fittest year ever” 🙂 Well I’m one of literally thousands of people enjoying this very outcome thanks to the challenge and incredible community of people participating. The ethos was very much about this […] Keep reading »
WTF a DNF?!
I pulled over just before the timing mat at 3k, ambled behind a tree and retched repeatedly. Between 2-3k I hadn’t even been running hard – fact was I couldn’t. I heard one of the marshals shout something like “over here…stomach!” and was then asked if I was okay and kindly given water by the […] Keep reading »
Scorpion Stings family in the Lakes
It’s rare an entire family will be stung by a scorpion. At Staveley, all four of the McCarthy’s endured the “Sting in the Tail”. And what a day it was! All four of us taking part in a Lakeland Trails event for the first time. The kids have really got into running as a previous […] Keep reading »
Does running ever become enjoyable?
“Does running ever become enjoyable?” That was the question posed by a running club mate as we both recovered from a chip-timed track 5k. What he was getting at, in joking obviously, was the pain. You know you’re going to go through it. You know it will hit you and your brain will tell you […] Keep reading »
#Run1000Miles the email said…. Noting it was from TRm Editor Claire Maxted, I thought I’d better read. “In 2017 we will launch a campaign called #Run1000Miles which will encourage runners of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds to have their fittest year ever, running 1000 miles over the course of the year….We would love you to be one […] Keep reading »